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Community partners have developed a Cold Weather Community Response Plan.

The goal of the plan is to coordinate among shelter providers and outreach workers to help fill available shelter beds in an efficient manner and encourage people to go indoors during extreme cold weather events.

This Website is a community-sponsored information site funded with private dollars.

Our Basic Plan


The Cold Weather Community Response Plan is a community-driven approach to coordinate shelter services and outreach efforts to help people experiencing homelessness make a long-term plan and know where to go when it gets cold. The guidelines and response are subject to change based on needs and gaps. None of the documents and materials listed on this site will guarantee services.


All shelter organizations participating in this plan will undertake every possible effort within their means and regulations to respond to emergency shelter needs.


Cold Weather Community Response Plan - this is the communitywide plan listing the services of each partner agencies.

Metro Cold Weather Overflow Plan - this plan outlines Metro's operations for an overflow shelter when temperatures are predicted to be 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. People can ride to the Metro Shelter for free via bus 23B from WeGo Central or go to one of the stops on the Metro Transportation Plan.  

Agencies involved


The following agencies are involved in the planning, implementation, and updates of Nashville's Cold Weather Community Response Plan. The plan is a working plan and the agencies will keep meeting as needed.


Coordination & Planning:

Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services

Nov 1-March 31 sheltering:

Nashville Rescue Mission

Room In The Inn

​Launch Pad

Outreach/Canvassing and other supports:

Open Table Nashville

Neighborhood Health

Oasis Center

Mental Health Cooperative

Park Center

People Loving Nashville

The Salvation Army


Metro overflow sheltering and supports:

Metro Social Services

Metro Parks

​WeGo Public Transit

OEM - Office of Emergency Management 

Metro Police Department

Metro Fire Department

Metro Public Health Department

Mayor’s Office

Sheriff's Office

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